August in National Psoriasis Awareness Month
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August is Psoriasis Awareness Month!

Did you know that 8 million Americans have Psoriasis, making it the most common autoimmune disease in the US?

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic non-contagious autoimmune condition that can lead to skin rashes, scaly patches, and other skin changes. Itching is a common symptom of Psoriasis, and while there is no cure for it, the right combination of medications and treatments can relieve the symptoms.

Treatment Options:

  • Photo-Therapy: exposing the skin to controlled ultraviolet light slows down cell turnover, which is a problem in Psoriasis. Routine IPL Photofacials are highly recommended and have been known to help control the symptoms.
  • Moisturizers: it is very important to avoid dry skin, especially during the winter months. Keep cracking skin at bay by opting for hydrating products that will keep your skin well-lubricated.
  • Cool compresses: fight irritation triggered by inflammation by avoiding long hot baths and treating affected areas with cool compresses.
  • Talk to your doctor: they might recommend a number of options to try including anti-itch creams, topical steroids, keratolytic products, and dietary changes.

Consider calling us at 678-566-7200 or schedule online a complimentary consultation with one of our Medical Aestheticians & Laser Specialists to discuss an IPL Photofacial as part of your Psoriasis Treatment. Or visit us in person at our medical spas in Midtown Atlanta or Alpharetta.

Related reading: How Stress and Anxiety Impacts Your Skin And What You Can Do About It

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